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  • TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Gaudenzia........The Ultimate Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: Gaudenzia is the story of a horse. What happened to this horse? Why did this horse become a symbol in the Recovery community at large, the Daytop community specifically.  Gaudenzia at one time was celebrated in place of Halloween in the Daytop residential treatment facilities.  We'll discuss Gaudenzia and how it relates and connects to those striving to achieve recovery from substance abuse


    Show Segments: Recap, Letters from the President, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     


     

  • 01:16

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The Under Graduate

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    Show Topic:  It is usually after a 18-24 month treatment and recovery process that an addict who enters treatment, successfully completes treatment and all the necessary phases, is ready to present themselves for Graduation. The potential Under Graduate must submit what can only be called a summarized life story thesis focusing on where they were, where they are, and where they're going. We'll discuss what constitutes an Under Graduate. Though essentially they're all different, they all have had to accomplish similar goals to achieve UnderGraduate status.


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: THE UNWRITTENS: In The Beginning........

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    Show Topic:  The path to Treatment and Recovery is guided by what we call "The Unwritten Philosophies".  There are approxiametly 14-17 (depending on who you ask) unwritten philosophies. There is no debate however on which one's are what we call the 'Core Four".  Incorporation of the Core Four is essessential for laying the proper foundation of treatment and establishing a path to recovery.  The Core Four: Honesty; Trust in your Environment; Act as If; Responsible Love and Concern.


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 01:46

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Dealing with Loss & Grief while in Recovery

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    Show Topic:  The culture of addiction and recovery is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person struggling with addiction or striving for recovery. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction lonely and difficult to heal from. The treatment setting can provide an effective healing environment for dealing with past or current loss and grief. We must also learn to deal with this experience outside of the cocoon of the treatment setting. We'll review the various stages of loss and grief, recount some personal experiences, and how as providers we can better help clients through this experience.


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:54

    RECOVERY ROMANCES: The Attraction Distraction

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    Show Topic:  The argument against co-ed facilities is buffered by the frequency in which clients in residential treatment facilities are engaging in romantic relationships. The rate of success of these relationships are so low it doesn't even register statisically. These Recovery Romances also initiate in 12 Step support groups, and other recovery formats.  What does register are the recovery processes derailed.  Why do these Recovery Romances get started? Why are the particpants resistant to outside influence against the relationships? Is true individual recovery possible when you are involved in a Recovery Romance? Lets dig down into this dilema.........


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: No Free Lunch (#6 of the Elite 8)

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    Show Topic:  No Free Lunch.  For almost every aspect of a mature person's life, said in numerous ways, applied to numerous situations, this unwritten philosophy of life is a MUST in order for one to fulfill what they may need, what they may want, and or what others may deem they need to move forward in their life. Sustained recovery does not exist without it. We'll explain. 


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 01:09

    What is the Biggest Roadblock to Recovery?

    in Health

    In my decade long research into the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, one factor stands out. Most people do not recognize or acknowledge the profound impact it has on sustaining symptoms day in and day out. What in the world is this mysterious cause? 


    Listen to learn more about the biggest roadblock to recovery from Parkinson's. 

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Year in Review......The Year ahead.....

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    Show Topic:  We'll take a look back at the year that is coming to a close. The highs and lows. What's the word with OCG?  What's the word with DAYTOP? What's the word with OCGRadio? What were some Recovery accomplishments? What changes occurred in the field of treating addicts? Whats comng down the pike for 2016........?


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time



     

  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Topic Buffet.......Short Shorts......

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    Topic: Co-Host status. The Transition anniversary of the late great Joe Wiliams. Maybe a story or two..who knows!!


    Topic: Is it Death, Destruction, Despair...or it Death..the Divine Dichotomy? And what does this have to do with Treatment and or Recovery?!? We'll delve into the shallows of a subject often avoided, but certainy often experienced..


    Topic: Thanksgiving. What is there to be thankful for in the Recovery realm?


    Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 00:10

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Great Sabotage

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    Show Topic:  You're progressing through treatment. You've turned the corner. You see the end of the treatment road on the horizon. The end of the safety of the cocoon is near. Your tool kit is stocked. It's now about repetition, practice, and exercising your new or readjusted attitutude and behaviors. Then BOOM (or BAM), you blow it up. You "engineer" a relapse. You SABOTAGE yourself, and the process. Why do we do this to ourselves?!?


    Show Segments:  Recap, Shpw Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:19

    Nutrition and Recovery , part two!!

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    If you are a regular listener to my radio show every Monday 8 PM PST on blogtalkradio.com , then this is the free gift I found and promised you!  ( heck even if you normally don't listen, this information on nutrition in recovery is for you too!)


    substance Abuse ( click on the link, it will open a PDF for you!)


    Also in my book, Building Blocks of Recovery, you will find shopping lists, recipes and foods for each stage of healing.   Other resources on this topic are:


    Liz Scott, Sober Kitchen


    Christina Pirello, Cook for the Life You Want


    Introducing Macrobiotic Cooking by Aveline Kushi


    Join me on the show next week when we will chat more about nutrition!  Mondays, 8 PM PST


    You can join the conversation on the Facebook page, on Twitter and Google Plus!  You can find out more about the work I do on my blogs:


    http://www.buildingblocksofrecovery.com


    http://www.myrealbodyoga.com


    http://www.iamgettingmylifeback.com